Canada’s Sebastian Salas Suspended for Tampering With Doping Control

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Sebastian Salas [P] pedalmag.com

January 20, 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Sebastian Salas, a cycling athlete, has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The violation, Tampering with Doping Control, occurred during in-competition testing on July 10, 2013.

In response to the CCES’ notification of the violation, Mr. Salas fully explored his rights under the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) and eventually chose to admit the doping control violation, waive his right to a hearing, and accept a two-year sanction ending August 1, 2015. The athlete, who resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

Salas raced for the Optum presented by Kelly Benefits Strategies squad in 2013. He is the World Record holder for the infamous Grouse Grind uphill trail on North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain and won the King of the Mountains classification at the 2012 Tour of California.

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